About - Travel Industry Solutions

THE TIS DIFFERENCE

The industry-first TIS solution was developed by a successful team of seasoned industry experts that include a highly-regarded, award-winning travel agency owner, a CEO with over four decades of experience in contracts and compliance, and a dedicated legal team of more than 190 members that have been practicing travel law for nearly a century.

WHAT WE ARE NOT!

We are NOT a template provider that leaves you on your own to interpret the law. Nor are we a standard contract attorney offering services that may not understand travel law compliance and, just as importantly, do not offer the supportive booking tools and scripts that come with the professionally developed TIS documentation solution.

WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS?

Sheila Folk

Co-founder and Partner

Sheila is one of the founders and guiding forces behind Travel Industry Solutions. She is a 15+ year hospitality industry executive with experience in travel agency operations, acquisition and retention strategies for hotels and tour operators, as well as product development. She has a proven track record in helping companies achieve 300% year-over-year revenue growth and most recently steered her own agency to $8 million in revenue in its first two years.

Nancy has worked in the financial market for almost 40 years; primarily as a trainer and motivational speaker in the Credit Union Industry. She holds a number of certifications, including AchieveGlobal Certified Trainer status. AchieveGlobal serves more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 of the European Financial Times 500. She has years of experience developing and facilitating lending staff, improving their presentation skills.

Nancy Hunt

Co-founder and Partner

J Mark Staley

Co-founder and Partner

President and CEO of Conmarsystems—a regulatory compliance support services company in the Credit Union industry—Mr. Staley brings over four decades of expertise and experience to the Travel Industry Solutions team. Highly knowledgeable about all aspects of compliance and electronic services and documentation, Mark has leveraged his four decades of contract know-how in helping formulate our subscription services.

Sheila Folk

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Sheila is one of the founders and guiding forces behind Travel Industry Solutions. She established and steered her own travel agency, Beyond Travel, into a $8M business within its first two years. Beyond Travel has been recognized for becoming an innovative leader in the industry. Prior to launching her travel agency, Sheila spent over 15 years in hospitality marketing.

Nancy has worked in the financial market for almost 40 years; primarily as a trainer and motivational speaker in the Credit Union Industry. She holds a number of certifications, including AchieveGlobal Certified Trainer status. AchieveGlobal serves more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 of the European Financial Times 500. She has years of experience developing and facilitating lending staff, improving their presentation skills.

Nancy Hunt

Co-founder and Partner

J Mark Staley

Co-founder and Partner

President and CEO of Conmarsystems—a regulatory compliance support services company in the Credit Union industry—Mr. Staley brings over four decades of expertise and experience to the Travel Industry Solutions team. Highly knowledgeable about all aspects of compliance and electronic services and documentation, Mark has leveraged his four decades of contract know-how in helping formulate our subscription services.

About Us

It all began with a need.

I’m not the type of person anyone has ever referred to as a slacker.
I say this because, when I commit to something, I’m all in!

So, when I discovered the many resources I needed to create a profitable and sustainable travel business were nowhere to be found, I immediately developed processes and tools to fill those gaps. And when I used them in every aspect of my work, I quickly saw the benefit, and as a result, was able to grow my agency to $8M in two years.

It’s been said that success can be defined as finding a need and filling it!

Soon, as peers and suppliers began to notice the unprecedented speed of my agency’s success and to reach out to me, I realized how much others could benefit from the solutions I had put in place. This was the beginning of Travel Industry Solutions—the one and only company in the marketplace that helps travel advisors ensure legal compliance, increase efficiencies, manage details, and build relationships. These four keystones comprise all the resources I so desperately needed for my agency, but were not available in the travel industry—until now!

Sheila Folk

CEO

Sheila Folk

CEO

Behind the Scenes
TIS personnel go above and beyond to fill critical industry and customer needs.

Compliance

Forty-five years of active regulatory and compliance experience.

Marketing

An award-winning marketing arm that ensures our materials are on point.

Support

The most knowledgeable and customer-centric support team you’ll find anywhere!

Legal

A mighty team of travel lawyers with decades of practice.

Sales

Helping our customers select only the best subscription services for their needs.

Education

Dedicated to delivering the best industry guidance, information, and resources.

Compliance

Forty-five years of active regulatory and compliance experience.

Legal

A mighty team of travel lawyers with decades of practice.

Marketing

An award-winning marketing arm that ensures our materials are on point.

Sales

Helping our customers select only the best subscription services for their needs.

Support

The most knowledgeable and customer-centric support team you’ll find anywhere!

Education

Dedicated to delivering the best industry guidance, information, and resources.

We’re helping travel pros access simple, yet powerful solutions.

TIS is on a mission to put affordable legal contracts and tools in the hands of travel pros. Your work should be about crafting exciting vacations for customers, rather than struggling to keep up with travel laws and worrying about whether you’ve missed anything in the planning process!

Why not see for yourself all we can do for you.

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